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Thread: My North Island tour

  1. #31
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    Angry @#!¤

    Now I really feel like shooting someone in the head!
    Air France just cancelled my flight (they're on strike... because the government want to force them to declare strikes 48 hours in advance. Welcome to France) and they don't know if they'll be able to put me on another one for the next 3 days.
    If that weren't for the bike rental (I have to pay in full if I cancel less than 2 weeks prior), I wouldn't mind but now...

    Some days I feel like there's a dark cloud over my head!

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    Are the Fates testing your determination? Or trying to tell you something?
    Do you realise how many holes there could be if people would just take the time to take the dirt out of them?

  3. #33
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    Talking

    Well, since I'm a bit strong headed, I packed my stuff quickly, went to the airport and told Air France I didn't care how, but I had to come over here.
    So now, I'm in South Korea, waiting for my connecting flight to Auckland!
    So unless North Korea starts another war within a few hours, I should be drinking a well deserved kiwi beer tomorrow!

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    Avoid the meat dishes while you are there...
    Do you realise how many holes there could be if people would just take the time to take the dirt out of them?

  5. #35
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    Well, I Finally made it and am enjoying every second of it. I picked up the VFR this morning and am now having a beer in Waitomo.
    I'm doing my trip in reverse because of the weather forecast. I got drenched a couple of times earlier but the weather got great in the afternoon.
    I also saw my first Kiwi (bird) today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremie View Post
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    I also saw my first Kiwi (bird) today!
    Congrats. No eating the kiwi. You're welcome to kiwifruit.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
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    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
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    Congrats. No eating the kiwi. You're welcome to kiwifruit.
    Alan might not take to kindly to that.

  8. #38
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    Hi guys,
    I'm back to France, having covered over 3000kms during my NZ trip. Thanks everyone for all their help and especially Carla.
    I started to put pictures (and comments) on a blog: http://jnz2012en.blogspot.com

  9. #39
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    French version, a bit more detailed: https://sites.google.com/site/roadtr...elandeilenord/

    I just have to come back at the end of the year to do the South island, I guess.
    I'll keep my international driving license in a safe, just in case

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    Thumbs up Good deals on Triumph gear

    I almost forgot: shipping costs are pretty high ($NZ130), but for expensive stuff this site could prove useful to Triumph fans http://www.triumphfactoryoutlet.com/
    Example: full Alpinestars leathers are $NZ700 instead of $NZ1934.
    Being an outlet, all sizes are not available.

    Cheers,
    Jérémie

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